Tokyo stocks fall on Wall St. sell-off, situation in Korean peninsula

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Tokyo stocks ended lower Wednesday, as investor sentiment was hurt by falls on Wall Street amid high long-term U.S. government bond yields and North Korea's suspension of inter-Korean ministerial talks.

The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average ended down 100.79 points, or 0.44 percent, from Tuesday at 22,717.23. The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange finished 4.80 points, or 0.27 percent, lower at 1,800.35.

Decliners were led by mining, warehousing and harbor transportation service, and information and communication issues.